Sepang : The Malaysian Defence Forces (ATM) are sending their third medical team for a United Nations (UN) mission in Western Sahara.
A spokesman of the ATM Medical Division said the 20-member team from the Royal Medical Corps would serve under the UN banner for six months.
The ATM despatched their first medical team to the area in May last year, replacing the one from South Korea who completed their 12-year mission from 1994.
The medical mission is part of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (Minurso) that was established following the agreement between the Moroccan government and a movement called Polisario.
Minurso was deployed in September 1991 to monitor the ceasefire and to organise and conduct a referendum which will allow the people of Western Sahara to decide the territory’s future status.